The Last Week Diary: Unraveling Unseen Dimensions of Devotees!


Photography has the power of lightening up our lives; and what a great thing it is to start our days by checking out some beautiful images in the comfort of our homes!

Here is our weekly wrap-up – you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit chat blended with some creative shots from Tersha's 582nd challenge on Dark and Moody Photography, Outdoors! And of course, we'll introduce some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!

And why not mention it, this particular challenge was especially crowded, and it was a beautiful joy picking the featured shots!

Photo Of The Week – March 21, 2022

Photo by Mike57

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @mike57.

What a sublime example of dark and moody! The eeriness is achieved with soft shadows, which is a beautiful and unusual approach. Instead of drama and pitch-black shadows, we have a quiet type of ominous scene. However, despite the overall softness, there’s something very intense about this scene, some kind of pleasant, alluring tension, silky kind of darkness.

I also like the contrast between the roundness of the moon and the angular shape of the building, along with the sharpness of the branches and the softness of the shadows.

I rarely come across shots that perfectly coincide with my personal aesthetics and inner world, and this is definitely one of them.

Congrats, Mike.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from this moody challenge!

Photo by Patrick

This is both dark and moody, and definitely spooky too!

Photo by Dave Watkins

One of the most pleasing elements in this clean and elegant shot is the sharp and rich texture from the rocks juxtaposed with the soothing and tranquil movement of the water and the clouds.

Photo by Rose Marie

The storm is coming, and we need to find some shelter before it's too late!

Photo by Wendy P

This feels like the darkest hour of the night!

Photo by Dave Watkins

One just can't resist Cider's beautiful face.

Photo by Aurimas

If you reader find this shot aesthetic, then we recommend taking a look at Brassaï's work!

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

“Zebras in Kruger”.

Photo by Bobbie

“Misty woman” might not be dark but it's moody for sure!

Photo by Robert Apple

That storm looks a bit angry and ready to fall.

Photo by David Chesterfield

This relates so much to holding for assistance on the phone!

Photo by Jasenka Grujin

Moody, storytelling, and gorgeous composition! It takes no effort to dive into the moment captured within this frame.

Photo by Andrew

We are not sure if capturing a bat on the fly is something common to observe within wild-life photography, but we haven't seen something like this before!

What You Shouldn't Be Missing From The Light Stalking Community

Andrew thought some might enjoy this shot of a freshwater crocodile taken while photographing the birdlife at a Northern Territory (Australia) wetland. It's a pretty large example of an adult “freshie” at around 2 metres but is much smaller than its saltwater cousins which can grow up to 5 meters.

Marty shared some shots of tulips & daffodils while they last amidst the cold weather surrounding her place.

She also experimented with some B&W.

Lynne hadn't shot in 7 months,  so she dusted up her camera and looked for anything to shoot before forgetting how to expose (just kidding, one never forgets that!). Anyways, she shared this contemporary still-life shot that made us think of some pretty tasty meals!

Robert shared the Matterhorn, or some random stump in the woods.

If you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks! A place where our community is able to share their favourite photographs from our forums every week.

And last but not least, let's give a warm welcome to Terri and Katarzyna!

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Also, our Feedback Forum got some nice pictures and is clear that some of you have started building a solid photography style. This is the right place for all those people that want to grow fast as photographers.

Here, you'll get your work critiqued by plenty of well-intended people, but you'll also have the chance of critiquing your peers. We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback. Here are some of the most interesting shots shared during the last week:

The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and to discuss, so please read the instructions in order to get a better critique experience. Share your comments, opinions and doubts on any or all of the images above. We also will be delighted to see some of your own images. Don't be shy, critiques are given to photographs and not photographers.

Also, don't forget to participate in our 583rd challenge on Dark and Moody Photography, Indoors!

About Author

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.

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